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December 13, 2013
- CDC’s new
Health Disparities and Inequalities Report—United States, 2013 reveals how characteristics such as race, ethnicity, education level, geography, and disability status can affect one’s risk for disease and premature death.
- The report shows that by 2010, the
preterm birth rate for black infants had declined to the lowest level ever reported (17%), but remained about 60% higher than the preterm birth rate for white and Asian/Pacific Islander infants.
- Health department staff can use the information in this
report [PDF-3.7MB] to help communities eliminate disparities among groups that experience a disproportionate burden of disease, disability, and death.